The growing influence of Facebook in India, it is for real

Today I was at a hotel in Bangalore waiting for a meeting scheduled to start at 10:30 am. I reached the hotel a little early and decided to check out the bookstore in that hotel. For a Saturday 10:15 am can be considered early hours! I was strolling around the bookstore and I could not take my eyes off what the store manager was browsing – a Hindi website. Nothing that unusual about anyone reading Hindi on the net. The real stuff happened later.

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Adding new users to LinkedIn should be friendly as in Twitter, Facebook

The most important social networks for working professionals are LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter (possibly in that order). While LinkedIn is the oldest of the lot I wish they had improved the product a lot more. When a user follows you on Twitter the message is simple, you get a fair idea of who the follower is (they should include the URL of the follower if it exists),

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Asana – a simple and good project management, task-based tool

Asana - Task Management Tool Mint had carried an article today “From a Facebook founder, a social network for work” [originally from NY Times]. It is always interesting to read about how one can improve your productivity. The article is about the task management tool ‘Asana’ but in view of valuations I guess everyone wants to attach the word ‘social network’ to their product.

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Google Buzz fails to create the buzz, axed. What about Orkut?

Since today morning tweets have been talking about the various products Google has decided to shut – Google Buzz, Code Search, Jaiku, iGoogle social features etc. I wasn’t using any of these actively. Google Buzz was reading my tweets, thats about the closest I have got to using any of these products which are about to shut.

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LinkedIn: “Easy” Categorizing of friends, blocking invites missing

LinkedInLinkedIn has an user base of 120+ million people across 200+ countries all over the worldwide. LinkedIn India has about 11 million users. Few have tried to replicate LinkedIn in India, as expected they have failed miserably.

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